image:The wheel of life, Trongsa dzong.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Traditional Tibetan thangka showing the bhavacakra and realms of saṃsāra
संसार), is the repeating cycle of birth
) as well as one's actions and consequences in the past, present, and future in Hinduism
According to these religions, a person's current life is only one of many lives that will be lived—stretching back before birth into past existences and reaching forward beyond death into future incarnations. During the course of each life, the quality of the actions (karma
) performed determine the future destiny of each person. The Buddha taught that there is no beginning to this cycle but that it can be...